Leadership Development


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Everyone has the potential to lead

Many feel that leadership is only applicable to certain individuals; however, we build our leadership development opportunities to include everyone. Whether you are introverted or reflective, experienced or inquisitive, we welcome you to develop your leadership with us.

I developed my leadership skills through the program by trying new things that I never pictured myself doing before. For instance, I taught some workshops and this allowed me to improve both my communication and teamwork skills by working together with another partner and teaching the material to other students.

McMaster Student

Peer Placement Program

Formerly known as the Student Success Leader Program.

Participate in the Peer Placement Program to engage in volunteer opportunities that will provide you with hands-on experience and skills development, as well as a chance to offer peer support to your fellow students. You can apply for positions to support activities related to career & employment, academic development, orientation and more.

Applications for 2020–2021 are now open.

Apply to become a peer assistant for the fall term. Applications will be open until March 22, 2020. We will confirm placements mid-April.

Peer assistant postings are listed on OSCARplus (under Volunteering).

Available postings:

Note: You will need to log in to OSCARplus to view the postings. If you’re having trouble accessing the postings, contact us at volunteer@mcmaster.ca.